What will I learn?

This qualification is for people who work, or are preparing to work, in a supervisory role in a catering environment. It would also be suitable for people who own or manage small catering businesses.

The objective of the qualification is to educate Learners in supervising food safety in a catering environment. It includes the importance of safety management procedures and the requirements for monitoring, recording and evaluating these procedures, food safety and the law, good food hygiene practice and the role of the supervisor in the catering environment.

  • Summarise the importance of food safety management procedures
  • Explain the responsibilities of employers and employees in respect of food safety legislation and procedures for compliance
  • Outline how the legislation is enforced
  • Explain the importance of, and methods for, temperature control
  • Explain procedures to control contamination and cross-contamination
  • Justify the importance of high standards of personal hygiene
  • Explain procedures for cleaning, disinfection and waste disposal
  • Outline requirements relating to the design of food premises and equipment
  • Describe the importance of, and methods for, pest control
  • Describe the importance to food safety of microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards
  • Describe methods and procedures for controlling food safety to include critical control points, critical limits and corrective actions
  • Explain the requirements for monitoring and recording food safety procedures
  • Describe methods for, and the importance of, evaluating food safety controls and procedures
  • Explain the requirements for induction and on-going training of staff
  • Explain the importance of effective communication of food safety procedures

    Entry Requirements

    Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training.

    It is recommended that learners already hold the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.

  • Qualification:

    Level 3



    Type of Study:



    Sparsholt College SO21 2NF


    09:00 - 16:30